Jefferson County Schools (Colorado)

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Going down the tubes fast

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO

I have been working at Jefferson County Schools (Colorado) full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Below the BOE, there is a deep and honest desire to do right by the children in our schools. Innovation never stops.

Cons

New BOE majority has no background in education and therefore lacks the understanding of how funds should be allocated. Employees have taken wage reductions (3%) and have not received a pay increase in 5 years. No contribution to 401K. Outrageous cost to employees for health benefits. After forcing a very successful Superintendent out early, they now want someone with a military background to lead the District. Since when did children in Pre-K through 12th grade become soldiers????

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Leading a school district of 84,000 kids and 12,000 employees has no room for politics. Instead of trying to satisfy the extremists, please focus on what children need, listen to those who came before you and learn about topics before making decisions.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Para Educator in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Para Educator in Westminster, CO

    I worked at Jefferson County Schools (Colorado) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

    Cons

    Low pay for work required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about increasing pay and giving credit where it's due.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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    Going through some major challenges right now.

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    Former Employee - Paraprofessional in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Paraprofessional in Lakewood, CO

    I worked at Jefferson County Schools (Colorado) part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with children was extremely rewarding.

    Cons

    A job working in a school can be affected mostly by the administration you work directly under. I worked for several principals, only 1 of which led our school in a productive and positive direction. New Controversial School Board divided between 2 liberal and 3 conservative members that ousted the superintendent. A lot of transformation right now, especially with these challenges and the changes occurring within the Board of Education and the teacher evaluation system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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